Resources for Health and Safety Issues

Resources Available in Bowld Music Library

Musicians – Health and Hygiene

Alcantara, Pedro de. Indirect Procedures: A Musician’s Guide to the Alexander Technique. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997.  RC965.P46 A43 1996

Klickstein, Gerald. The Musician’s Way: A Guide to Performance, Practices and Wellness. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009.  MT75.K55 M8 2009

Voice  – Care and Hygiene

Brodnitz, Friedrich S. Keep Your Voice Healthy: A Guide to the Intelligent Use and Care of the Speaking and Singing Voice. 2nd ed. Boston: Little, Brown, 1988.  RF465 .B75 1988

Davies, D. Garfield. Care of the Professional Voice: A Management Guide for Singers, Actors, and Professional Voice Users. Oxford: Butterworth Heinemann, 1998.  RF511 .S55 D38 1998

Lieberman, Julie Lyonn. The Vocalist’s Guide to Fitness, Health and Musicianship. Woodstock, NY: Homespun Tapes, 1991.  MT1.L53 V6 1991  [videotape]

Sataloff, Robert Thayer. Vocal Health and Pedagogy. 2nd ed. 2 vols. San Diego: Plural Pub., 2006.  RF510.S28 V62 2006

Wingate, Judith M. Healthy Singing. San Diego: Plural Pub., 2008.  MT821.W55 H4 2008

Keyboard Players – Health and Hygiene

Mark, Thomas Carson. What Every Pianist Needs to Know About the Body: A Manual for Players of Keyboard Instruments. Chicago: GIA Pub., 2003.  ML3820.M37 W4 2003

Zinn, Marcie. Healthy Piano Playing: A Revolutionary Guide to Self-Discovery at the Piano. St. Charles, IL: Affordable Visions Pub., 1995.  MT220.Z56 H4 1995

Zinn, Marcie. Relaxation at the Piano. St. Charles, IL: Musicians’ Stress Management, 1996.  MT221 .Z56 R4 1996 SUPPL.1-2 / MT221.Z56 R4 1996 TAPE 1-3


Medical Problems of Performing Artists, vol. 1 -  (Philadelphia: Hanley & Belfus, 1986 -  ).

Online Resources

Health and Safety Standards Organizations

American National Standards Institute

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Organizations Focused on Hearing Health

American Academy of Audiology

American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Athletes and the Arts

Dangerous Decibels

House Research Institute – Hearing Health

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders – Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

National Hearing Conservation Association

Other Organizations

British Association for Performing Arts Medicine

Health Promotion in Schools of Music

International Foundation for Performing Arts Medicine

Musicians and Injuries

Performing Arts Medicine Association (PAMA)

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